Thursday, September 21, 2017
ASTM

Light Sport Aircraft (LSA)

LSA Requirements

With the creation of the “Light-Sport Aircraft” (LSA) categorization of planes built in conformance to ASTM International standards in 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) filled a needed performance and price gap between less sophisticated ultra-light aircraft and larger, more complex transportation focused aircraft. Since LSA are targeted to recreational pilots who primarily fly for fun and pleasure, LSA are designed to be affordable, lightweight, and easy to operate. The SportCruiser and PiperSport are examples of aircraft classified as S-LSA (special-light-sport aircraft), which are factory built, ready-to-fly aircraft. All LSA, including the SportCruiser and PiperSport, are inspected and receive an airworthiness certificate from the FAA prior to flight.

For more information, visit the EAA at http://www.sportpilot.org/, the AOPA at http://www.aopa.org/sportpilot/, or the ASTM International website.

LSA Requirements

With the creation of the “Light-Sport Aircraft” (LSA) categorization of planes built in conformance to ASTM International standards in 2004, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) filled a needed performance and price gap between less sophisticated ultra-light aircraft and larger, more complex transportation focused aircraft. Since LSA are targeted to recreational pilots who primarily fly for fun and pleasure, LSA are designed to be affordable, lightweight, and easy to operate. The SportCruiser and PiperSport are examples of aircraft classified as S-LSA (special-light-sport aircraft), which are factory built, ready-to-fly aircraft. All LSA, including the SportCruiser and PiperSport, are inspected and receive an airworthiness certificate from the FAA prior to flight.

For more information, visit the EAA at http://www.sportpilot.org/, the AOPA at http://www.aopa.org/sportpilot/, or the ASTM International website.

Visit VSA at Fresno Chandler Executive Airport (KFCH)
510 W Kearney Blvd ♦ Suite 104 ♦ Fresno, CA 93706 ♦ Tel: 888-778-2429 for appointment
Visit VSA at Fresno Chandler Executive Airport (KFCH)
510 W Kearney Blvd ♦ Suite 104 ♦ Fresno, CA 93706 ♦ Tel: 888-778-2429 for appointment
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